La Boca Loca – EYBD

Now with EYBDigital, if you buy a print book within the promotional period, for the first time you will have access to the full EYBD cookbook wherever you can access EYB – on vacation, at work, in the grocery store, etc. In addition to the digital book, all the features of EYB will be included in the access, at no cost to the book purchaser. For more information see our EYBD Page.

•            Recipe search
•            Bookmarks
•            Recipe ratings and reviews
•            Photo upload (personal photos of dishes cooked)
•            Shopping lists

We are pleased to share a promotion for our next EYBD Book, La Boca Loca: Mexican Cooking for New Zealanders by Lucas Putnam and Marianne Elliot today on its publication day. 


Acclaimed Wellington restaurant La Boca Loca is one of New Zealand’s best Mexican taquerias. Owners Lucas Putnam and Marianne Elliott have always had a clear goal of presenting the freshest flavours of Mexico using the finest, locally available ingredients, which is also the philosophy behind this cookbook.

La Boca Loca gathers together the most popular dishes from the restaurant into one colourful, tasty, revised collection. The book is an excellent guide to the essentials of a Mexican pantry and where to source ingredients in New Zealand but ingredients that are easily accessible in other areas of the world. 

Learn the basics of Mexican cooking, ensuring confidence in handling chillies, preparing masa, pressing tortillas and making fresh and cooked salsas. Then enjoy cooking these easy-step recipes that form the heart of this collection.

This is the essential cookbook for anyone interested in authentic and delicious Mexican food that begins with the basics such as sauces and staples and ends in decadant desserts. 

Our    takes you inside this book and features the following dishes 

If you have pre-ordered or order La Boca Loca before December 31st, 2018, register here (be sure you have a photo of your receipt or screenshot from your online order ready to upload). Once your purchase has been verified, this button   will appear on the book on your Bookshelf next to the title and will take you to the digital access for this gorgeous book.

The Buy Book link goes to the publisher’s website since the book is not yet available through our regular vendors. As a courtesy to our members, the book’s publisher Potton and Burton, will apply a $15 credit on freight charges to addresses outside of New Zealand for all orders. No code is necessary.

Below are screenshots showing how these features will appear.  




Special thanks to the publisher, Potton & Burton for working with us to bring this exclusive incentive to our members as well as for providing three copies of La Boca Loca in our giveaway below.

The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in New Zealand. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on December 1st, 2018. 


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  • kaivulagi  on  October 22, 2018

    The dark mole sauce looks yum. I’d make that first.

  • GillB  on  October 23, 2018

    Smoked fish burrito

  • Kimberly78  on  October 23, 2018


  • rchesser  on  October 23, 2018

    Slow-cooked pork in banana leaves (Cochinita pibil)

  • fionahw  on  October 24, 2018

    Preserved Tomatillos

  • eatysmith  on  October 25, 2018

    Tamarind flan (Flan tamarindo)!

  • sarahawker  on  October 25, 2018

    Beef burrito (Burrito de res)

  • sonyacameron  on  October 25, 2018

    I'd love to try the arbol chilli sauce – I bought some arbol chillis from La Boca Loca a while ago and love them. After travelling to Mexico a few years ago and finding the food to be AMAZING it is great to see a cookbook with authentic Mexican recipes, but with ingredients that can be sourced in NZ 🙂

  • sequoia55  on  October 26, 2018

    Slow-cooked pork in banana leaves

  • sarahshan  on  October 27, 2018

    Guacamole casera !

  • BMeyer  on  October 27, 2018


  • Jenamarie  on  October 27, 2018

    Street-style corn (Elote)

  • GregH  on  October 27, 2018

    Goat enchilada with mole sauce (Enmolada de cabra)

  • jenmatt  on  October 28, 2018

    Stuffed jalapeños

  • v.t  on  October 29, 2018

    Spicy Mexican hot chocolate!

  • jd5761  on  October 29, 2018

    Guacamole casera for me

  • choppergirl  on  November 13, 2018

    Hola mamacita sounds fun and delicious

  • luccio  on  November 20, 2018

    Home-smoked fish…!

  • NaomiH  on  November 30, 2018

    Haloumi & poblano chilli strip tamales

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